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Volume 3
Issue 3
Online publication date 2010-09-15
Title Children psoriasis and psychosocial factors
Author Kahramon Khaitov
Abstract Psoriasis is common inflammatory skin disease. A total 156 children with different clinical form of psoriasis were included in study. The age of examined patients was from 7 to 14 years, middle age is 9.3±0.6. The manifestation of disease was marked 5.4±0.4 years. The aim of this paper is to research the psychosocial impact on children affected by the psoriasis at the manifestation and recurrent stage of the disease. The psycho-social surrounding of the child significantly changes the duration of the disease.
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Keywords Childhood psoriasis, psychosocial trigger factors.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.15208/mhsj.2010.40
Pages 25-28
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